Labor Update Bulletin #25 (01/2018)

This bulletin contains information on law changes that have either passed, or are being discussed, in parliament, court decisions, and other labor issues in Japan.

We hope that some of this information will also be of interest to activists, supporters of the General Union, and those who want to know more about labor issues in Japan.


In this bulletin...

• The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor plans to put 320 billion yen into work-style reforms to combat excessive working hours;

• Opinions divided on Skylark’s banning smoking on the way to work - are there legal problems with the company’s approach?;

• Two former professors sue Nagoya University of Arts, claiming dismissal unfair;

• “Most Evil Corporation of the Year” Award goes to Hikkoshisha; “Web Vote Award” to NHK, “Evil Training Award” to Zeria Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.;

• Tohoku University refuses to reconsider non-renewals of irregular faculty;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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